U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command Awards Follow-on Contract for ViaSat Secure
Mobile Device Technology
Marines exercise option to build smartphones and tablets with government-grade
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems
Command has awarded ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) a follow-oncontract for $1.65
million to continue engineering advanced information security into common,
off-the-shelf mobile devices. Under terms of the contract addition, ViaSat
will first develop a prototype trusted smartphone and then a production-ready
version. The development is expected to be complete by spring 2013 with the
new secure mobile system available on any Android device this summer.
Adding ViaSat cyber and information security to commercial off-the-shelf
(COTS) smartphones and tablets can enable personnel to communicate securely
over 3G/4G/LTE cellular and Wi-Fi networks, store sensitive data, and protect
their devices against malware attacks.
ViaSat is working on a number of ongoing developments to deliver a secure
mobile enterprise system that can connect COTS devices seamlessly into a
variety of carrier networks. While this development is for tactical
warfighters, the ViaSat system is designed to provide secure communication of
sensitive information for any government or commercial customer.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to
virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the
military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services
including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest
capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including
Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and
network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for
the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system
design and a number of complementary products and technologies.Based in
Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,400 people in a number of
locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the
safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about
ongoing developments, expected development completion, and system
availability. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to:
contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays,
regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated
schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased
competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In
addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings
available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form
10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the
date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.
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